Vision 2030 identifies manufacturing as a key sector in Kenya’s economic
development, not just in its contribution to national output (about 10 per cent
of GDP) and exports but for job creation as well.
The sector is mainly agro-based. It plays a vital role in adding value to agricultural output and providing forward and backward linkages with the agricultural sector.
To achieve objectives in Vision 2030, a Kenya Industrial Transformation Programme (KITP) has been developed. Its targets are the development of Special Economic Zones, industrial parks and clusters and niche products.
They also cover the promotion of small- and medium-scale manufacturing firms and attracting investors in strategic sectors, such as iron and steel, leather processing, fertilizers, agro-processing, machine tools and machinery, motor-vehicle assembly and spare parts.
Textiles and Apparels Leather Processing
Assembly of automotive components and electronics
Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, metals and engineering products for domestic and export markets